From American Idol to The X Factor, Simon Cowell seemed to have no plans of slowing down until he had his own network a la Oprah Winfrey. But his plans for a DJ X Factor, which he announced last January, have been permanently shelved.
Simon described DJ's as "the new rock stars" and wanted to create the first ever reality show competition for them. It would have taken zero effort -- basically the exact same format as The X Factor, but replace vocals with turntables. He even had a major backer in production company Overbrook, which is owned by Will and Jada Pinkett Smith. Unfortunately, the trio could not work out the terms of the agreement and they were left with no choice but to scrap the show, according to the New York Post.
So what was the issue? In a nutshell, their gigantic egos. Simon wanted top billing in the producer credits, but that didn't sit well with Will and Jada Pinkett because they wanted the same. Neither party refused to budge and there was no choice but to production on hold.
Too bad. 'Who will become DJ X Factor' kind of had a good ring to it, right?
Would you have watched this show if it made it on air?
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